Xocai Healthy Dark Chocolate: Nice - And Not at All Naughty
Imagine this: “Your doctor takes your blood pressure, finds it’s a bit on the high side and, rather than reaching for the prescription pad, tells you to go and binge on dark chocolate. Ridiculous?” Not according to health specialist Richard van Beek.
How does chocolate work its magic in the body? By eating dark chocolate, blood vessels caused to dilate (open) by nearly 10 per cent. What’s more, the effect is almost immediate. There are many studies that are now completely overturning the conventional medical view of chocolate-which, until recently, was condemned by nutritionists as being too high in both saturated fat and sugar for our own good. Today, dark chocolate is increasingly being recognized as one of the most potent ’functional foods’ around. Van Beek ads, “I think, it’s natures miracle food”.
Why is dark chocolate so special, and what are its magical ingredients? Although cocoa is high in fat, it is known to have no adverse effects on blood cholesterol. That’s because the fat in cocoa (’cocoa butter’) is mainly composed of stearic acid, known to be cholesterol-neutral.
More than that, cocoa has proved to be actively beneficial to cholesterol. One study found that cocoa increases levels of HDL (the so-called ’good’ cholesterol) while decreasing LDL (the ’bad’ cholesterol). The key ingredients in chocolate are polyphenols, naturally occurring antioxidants that are particularly rich in cocoa.
Finally, chocolate seemed to have strong antioxidant properties, as levels of free radicals in the blood were also substantially reduced.
“Diabetics, for example, have no problems with dark chocolate bars or nuggets, as the naturally high fat content of the cocoa dramatically slows the rate at which the sugar is released into the bloodstream. That’s also why dark chocolate is such a favourite with followers of the glycaemic index (GI) weight-loss diet”, implies Richard Van Beek.
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